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It's Not Easy Being a Bunny (Beginner Books(R)) Hardcover – September 12, 1983
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About the Author
Marilyn lives in Ohio with her cat, Alice, who s shaped like a half sphere when she is sleeping and who acts like a princess when she s awake. Marilyn is 1/2 of the team that created the world of Charlie Piechart. Visit her online atwww.marilynsadler.net.
Marilyn Sadler and Roger Bollen have been writing and illustrating children's books for 20 years. Their work has received many honors, including an IRA Classroom Choice Award and a Parents' Choice Award. They both live in Ohio.
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Her first children's book featured a fastidious little English boy named Alistair Grittle and was originally created for the English publisher, Hamish Hamilton, as well as for Simon & Schuster in the United States. Having created a boy with such perfect behavior, she then turned her attention to a not so perfectly behaved little boy. His name was P.J. Funnybunny, and he has existed for many years in a series of books for Random House, including highly prestigious spots in the Dr. Seuss Cat In the Hat series.
Marilyn's television credits include two PBS Reading Rainbow programs featuring Alistair, an Alistair program for the BBC, three ABC Weekend Specials featuring P.J. Funnybunny, and a show based on her children's book, "Elizabeth and Larry", for Showtime's Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories.
Between 1999 and 2004, The Disney Channel produced three Original Movies based on Marilyn's book, "Zenon, Girl of the 21st Century". Each of Disney's Zenon movies had exceptionally high ratings, with "Zenon, Girl of the 21st Century" and "Zenon the Zequel" among the highest rated shows in the history of The Disney Channel.
In 2004, Playhouse Disney began production on Marilyn's animated series, "Handy Manny". "Handy Manny" premiered September 16, 2006, as the highest rated Playhouse Disney series premiere of all time. Since its debut, "Handy Manny" has averaged approximately 2 million viewers a week, has generated consistent critical acclaim and has developed a deeply loyal audience.
In 2009, Marilyn was nominated for an Emmy Award as Executive Producer of Handy Manny in the category of "Outstanding Special Class Animated Program".
In September of 2015, Eric Comstock and Marilyn's Charlie Piechart mystery-math series was launched by Harper Collins Publishers with the release of their first book, "Charlie Piechart and the Case of the Missing Pizza Slice".
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Top Customer Reviews
P.J. isn't happy with his looks. In fact, he despises his long ears and even rejects his cooked carrots at mealtime. He sets off to find his identity by trying out various families in the community. He isn't comfortable with the bears, the birds, the beavers, pigs, possums or moose. Ultimately, P.J. recognizes the merits of being a bunny after all.
This uplifting tale is easy for first readers because of its repetition. Younger siblings will enjoy the brilliant illustrations. Parents will love it for the ability to shout "Mooook" like a moose in the middle of the story.
I'm particularly fond of this book as it is the first book my daughter ever read in English (we are raising them bilingually in Germany).
Hats off to the Funnybunnies, and the author, Marilyn Sadler, who created them.
Christine Louise Hohlbaum, author of "Diary of a Mother" and "SAHM I Am: Tales of a Stay-at-Home Mom in Europe", lives near Munich with her husband and two children. [...]
Ahh, to be young again.
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I don't find this book particularly fascinating but for some reason my 3.5 year old son and 18 month daughter LOVE IT and we have to read it every night!!!Published 14 days ago by Christy Adkins
This was my daughter's favorite book when she was little. Now she has it for her son. Great memories.Published 20 days ago by Barb Haight
Product arrived in Australia for me on good time, in excellent condition, thank you. The story is very amusing and my little students LOVE to hear it several times over Easter.Published 1 month ago by Kerry
Arrived a bit dirty... I had to disinfect because it had weird black stuff on cover..
Some pages were written on but only first and last ones.. Read more
This is a wonderful book about identity, aND the grass isn't always greener on the the otherside. I had this book 25 years ago for my own children. Read morePublished 4 months ago by kathy drnec
This was one of my favorite books growing up and I bought it for my nephew for his first Easter. Short, sweet, easy read with a moderately humorous joke about skunks.Published 5 months ago by Courtney W.